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Managers' Report

I am not sure how it happened, but here we are at the end of another year!!!! How can it go that fast, right??l guess with the natural disasters of this year and the cleanup, it really stripped away a lot of time to get other things... it is actually easy to see why it goes so quick. Below are some things that will get done early in the next year and I will cover what I know about out front as of the printing of this managers report.

Front entrance and construction of the commercial space adjacent to hwy 41. As of now there are two different grocery stores approaching our corporate office for a spot out front, nothing has been solidified, they are currently negotiating which one will get the space. The grocery store will be on the southern portion of the property. I believe next to that going north will be a restaurant. Then our entry road which will be redone completely. The road coming from Lake Village will now swerve into the old golfing area and hit about in the middle of the entrance/exit road. There will be a four way stop there. This will allow the stop light timing to be lengthened so it will be safer for all to exit. Moving north into the old driving range area there will be another restaurant and maybe an auto parts store. Not sure on that one yet, but I will let everyone know as soon as I find out. There will be a large wetland area closer to Lake Village side of the property. There will be culverts installed all along the front ditch and filled in so there will no longer be a deep ditch behind the front row of homes in the park, that will eliminate the loss of ground we have been experiencing.

Fountains-
I did purchase two fountain heads for the front lake. They will be here by the end of January and they will be installed by late Jan. or early Feb., there is a possibility of a fountain going into the rear lake as well. I will keep you in the loop on that one.

The Christmas lights will come down the first week of Jan. so the mowers can mow the second week of Jan. that will be their only mowing for the month.

Shuffleboard Roof-
I heard today that the engineering is complete for the roofs and it is being given to the county. They tell me it won't take too long for approval and then we can get it scheduled with Larry Yoder Construction.

SPEEDING-SPEEDING-SPEEDING- W
ell since the last managers report when I announced I was going to start putting in speed bumps, there has been a real outcry against the installation. I wanted everyone to know I have not in haste made the decision to install the speed bumps. I have tried and tried and tried to get residents to SLOW down. It is not just the delivery trucks. I have personally
and many others have as well, stopped and asked folks to slow down, but to no
avail, they still repeatedly speed and it is just too dangerous. The varied speed
bumps will not cover the entire width of the road, it will allow for pedestrian and
bike passage as well as drainage during high water events. I truly wish that the
few residents that speed without concern for others would have just been a little
more patient and follow the speed limits set up in the park, it would have
eliminated the need for speed bumps.

Fines, penalties and evictions- I wanted to donate a portion of this month's
report to this heading topic, there seems to be a lot of confusion in this area as
of late and I wanted to clean that up a little, so here it goes. There are several
reasons why the park would take corrective action towards a resident of the
park, some examples are but not limited to- not paying rent, consecutive late
payments on rent (remember the rent is due on the 1st of each month and late
after the 5th, if a holiday falls in that area of the month you will receive one
additional day, not an additional business day), rule violations that are
repetitive, not keeping your yard cleaned up, or your coach pressure washed
when it is needed, not just every three years but as mold and mildew
accumulate on the exterior of your coach. So those are just a few topics, now I
want everyone to understand that it takes A LOT for me to go to the park
attorney and ask a letter be written and submitted to a resident in the park.
Before that occurred, it would probably encompass a month or two of just
conversation or letters, whichever is the best mode of communication at the
time, then a firm letter campaign from my office in an effort to bring that
resident into compliance. If that resident still decides to not be in compliance,
then and only then would I turn it over to the park attorney for correction. At
that point the resident is once again given the option to rectify the concern and
if it is corrected we can all just move on without interruption. There are times
when a resident feels they do not have to follow the rules and decides to just go
on as if the rules do not apply. In that instance, the court system would then get
involved. Once that happens it has been taken out of my hands and it is placed in
the courts for resolution. Please understand that once it gets to that point there
has probably been many, many months of back and forth communications or
one-way communications if the resident decides not to communicate back to the
office. In the end, it is really up to each owner to be responsible and act as
though there are rules we have to follow in the park as in life. One last note on
this topic, since we are a privately-owned park and we now do back ground
checks on each new potential owner and it is private property, if a resident is
evicted for whatever reason they are not allowed back on park property. They
can not purchase another unit or live with another resident whether it is fulltime
or part time. Renters cards- the office will no longer require a renter's card. We are currently
doing the back-ground checks and a copy of that is put into the units file in our
office. We feel it is a redundancy for all concerned, but please make sure you run
each renter thru the office.

RV Storage and fees-
Well we have reach January 2018 and the new rates go
into effect this month. If you have a unit in the storage area please contact the
office and make arrangements with myself or Becky for payment. Thank you.

Hurricane preparedness- each month will put a little bleep in the managers'
report in regards to this topic. Before you know it, we will be heading back into
hurricane season and you should have your evacuation plan and unit
preparedness in place prior to going north. Please remember the clubhouse will
no longer be a storm shelter.

Vacant land beina developed around the park- just wanted to go over what I
know in regards to the new developments being put together around our park.
The property to the rear of the park and the Nokomis Groves property is going
be developed. There will be homes built on all sides of us and we should all be
aware of the developments. I am not sure how it will impact the rear road to the
park but as I find out additional information I will let everyone know. So stay
tuned for additional data.

Lastly, I want to wish everyone a wonderful New Year! I hope it will be calm, peaceful and
very productive for all of us. God Bless.


Managers Report

Hello to everyone returning from the north and coming back to paradise in beautiful Nokomis Fl. I hope you all have seen some differences from when you left in the fall. Myself and our maintenance staff have been hard at it all summer trying to make improvements to the common elements to the park for all to enjoy. I truly hope you understand how hard we have worked to make it nice everyone. There was one constant theme I heard from a lot of owners when I came here and that was nothing was getting done to improve the park and it was beginning to look tired. I took those conversations to heart and I spent a ton of time getting with ownership to get things approved for replacement and upgrading, to ownerships credit they have been very permissive and did allow me to make the improvements all over the park and there are more to come.

After reading the passage above and understanding that the parks looks and improvements are a team effort between park management, employees and unit owners, I personally bank on our staff every day to do their part and I make sure I am out there with them helping when I can so they don't feel alone and unsupported. When it comes to residents yards, thats your part in keeping the park lifted up and looking nice for everyone all year long. As you may or may not know, currently about half the park is now year-round residents (and its increasing every year), so half of you are here riding, walking and enjoying the park in the off-season months as well and they expect that management and their neighbors will keep the park in its entirety looking clean and groomed all year long. Think about it this way for just a minute and put yourself in their position, you're a year round resident, you're out trimming and weeding your yard monthly and each month you walk out your door and your neighbor has not taken care of their shrubs or weeds, how would you feel looking at that every day? Just honestly think l about that for one minute, I don't think you would appreciate it and you wouldn't feel it was right. I know some of you are not happy about the request I have sent in regards to your homes being cleaned and the shrubs and weeds being maintained in your absence, but it is an essential part of keeping the park nice for all whenever you're here. I also wanted to elaborate on caretakers, it is not the parks job to call and make sure your caretakers are maintaining your homes, that's your task. I understand that this is a change from years past, but it is what ownership wants and in their minds, it should have been done all along. I am just trying to do the best job possible for all concerned.

Elections signs- now that the election is finally in the past please remove all political signs. Thanks

A word about Volunteerism at Spanish Lakes- daily I am so impressed by the number of folks who are willing to devote their time to the community. It is one of the most selfless acts to give their time freely and everyone sure appreciates it. I would like to single out just a few that have gone above and beyond this year and they are Joe Boesch, John Snyder, Jack Schellingberg and Wild Bill Hickox, they have worked their tails off with me and maintenance in a joined team effort to make improvements to the structured facilities, the common areas of the park and recruiting volunteers for activities and enhancements. I wanted to personally thank them in this report for all their help and support to me and to the park, I hope they know how much it means to me.


By the time this is published you will have seen that we are putting on a new roof for the pool/bath house. It will be done on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 so the Thanksgiving holiday will not be impacted if you have guests.

I am also glad everyone is enjoying the new plantings, the monuments lol. We still have much more to do and we will get to it as we have time.
I hope to have the horseshoe pits done right after the
Thanksgiving holiday, thanks for being patient.

I also wanted to personally thank all the volunteers that will be helping with the Christmas decorations, I know the employees used to do all that back in the day there were 9 of them and now we are down to two I appreciate the help. I bought a bunch of new decorations last year and this year is no different, we should be very festive in appearance. Another special thanks to Jack Schellenberg, he has created and built two new lighted Christmas trees for both the front and rear lakes, it should look wonderful.

I know some folks in the park are interested in the new homes that are going to be installed. This will probably happen in the early spring. Outside the office window there is a cork board and it has two floorplans that the park ownership chose to install on the available lots. The park office will be selling park units as well and the ones we have listed will be listed on that board. So, if you ever need help buying or selling your unit please let me know.

Construction out on 41- the only thing I have heard in regards to the progress up front is that they will probably start construction after the first of the year. I do not know what is going in there yet but as soon as I do I will post it.

Lastly, I wanted all of you to know that my wife and I are so appreciative of how warmly we have been welcomed into the park since moving in, it really has touch our hearts and we are enjoying being part of the community and in a small way doing our part in moving the park forward.
Thank you and Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!!!!!!
Brett

Managers Report

Hello to everyone returning from the north and coming back to paradise in beautiful Nokomis Fl. I hope you all have seen some differences from when you left in the fall. Myself and our maintenance staff have been hard at it all summer trying to make improvements to the common elements to the park for all to enjoy. I truly hope you understand how hard we have worked to make it nice for everyone.

There was one constant theme I heard from a lot of owners when I came here and that was nothing was getting done to improve the park and it was beginning to look tired. I took those conversations to heart and I spent a ton of time getting with ownership to get things approved for replacement and upgrading, to the ownerships credit they have been very permissive and did allow me to make the improvements all over the park and there are more to come.

After reading the passage above and understanding that the parks looks and improvements are a team effort between park management, employees and unit owners, I personally bank on our staff every day to do their part and I make sure I am out there with them helping when I can so they don't feel alone and unsupported. When it comes to residents yards that's your part in keeping the part lifted up and looking nice for everyone all year long. As you may or may not know, currently about half the park is now year-round residents (and its increasing every year), so half of you are here riding and walking and enjoying the park in the off-season months and they expect that management will keep the park in its entirety looking clean and groomed all year long. Think about it this way for just a minute and put yourself in their position, you're a year round resident, you're out trimming and weeding your yard monthly and each month you walk out your door and your neighbor has not taken care of their shrubs or weeds, how would you feel looking at that every day? Just honestly think l about that for one minute, I don't think you would appreciate it and you wouldn't feel it was right. I know some of you are not happy about the request I have sent in regards to your homes being cleaned and the shrubs and weeds being maintained in your absence, but it is an essential part of keeping the park nice for all whenever you're here. It's simply not fair to your neighbors to have their yard maintained and their neighbors let theirs go while they are back at their summer residence.

I also wanted to elaborate on caretakers, it is not the parks job to call and make sure your caretakers are maintaining your homes, that's your task. I understand that this is a change from years past, but it is what ownership wants and in their minds, it should have been done all along. I am just trying to do the best job possible for all concerned.

Thank you
Brett


Managers Report October

Well, October has arrived and our friends up north opened the gates and all of you are beginning to trickle back to your Florida homes. It is a welcome change to see everyone and the park is becoming noisier and noisier with each passing day. I hope you all see the new improvements that have happened over the summer and some of the projects that are still in progression. Some of them are more time intensive than others so please be patient. There are a couple of new issues to discuss and some older ones, they are listed below;

Weeds and trimming- I am sure quite a few of you received letters from the park this summer in regards to your weeds and bushes, some were really out of hand, still are and we did not get a lot of responses back so the park took care of most them and we will be billing for that soon, you might have received one already. I want folks to understand, you MUST have a caretaker look after you place EVERY month, no exceptions. So please make sure that over the winter months you find someone, if this happens again next summer we will just go ahead and maintain the properties and bill you, I will not be sending warning letters out next year, I think by now everyone should know it needs to be covered. Also, next year it will be a $20 per hour fee, with a $20 minimum charge, I have to cover the costs of my maintenance employees. Just a short list of expectations of what your yard should look like is below:

1.All planting beds are to be weed free monthly, no exceptions

2.All shrubs and ornamental trees are to be kept pruned and shaped throughout your absence. You are also responsible for the Pigmy Date Palms or ornamental trees in your yard if you have them.

3.Paver areas and any concrete areas need to be weed free as well.

4.Around the edge of the unit, usually woven into the screen mess around your decorative blocks needs to be sprayed monthly, some of these are really bad.

Speeding in the Park- I have noticed again that folks are going to fast driving in the park, please slow down (15 MPH), lives really do depend on it. Folks on bikes and walking sometimes cannot react as fast as we would like so PLEASE be courteous to your neighbors.

Pressure cleaning of units- I wanted to thank everyone that has cleaned up their coaches already they look wonderful, I also want to ask again that all the folks that havent done it please get it done as soon as you can. If you have a financial concern or something of this nature and you cant get it done, please contact me and maybe I can help make arrangements that could assist you.

Front yards that are stoned or shelled- just want to clarify something regarding yards that are stoned or shelled, these front yards are NOT to be used as an additional parking space. If you need additional parking you can park at the clubhouse. If you do park in your front yard I will ask you to move it and if not, we will have it moved.

New units in the park- we have already started cleaning up the spots that will receive the new units corporate wants to put in the park, as we get closer and we make a final decision on which units we are getting I will post the floorplans outside my office so you can see them. We will be doing some nice landscaping around the new homes so it will be appealing when they are done. In conjunction with the installation, our corporate office will be covering our office with our corporate dealers license. So we will be selling the new units as well as the unit on the corner of San Carlos and Spanish Lakes Drive. We are rebuilding that one now. It should be done in about 6 weeks or so. At any point when you are ready to sell your unit come by the office and we would be happy to help. Additionally, we are considering advertising and handling rentals out of the office in the future so stay tuned and we will advertise that when we are ready.

Feeding the Wildlife- remember folks, feeding wildlife in Florida is against the law, please do not feed any of them.

Christmas Decorations- well it is not far off now. Christmas will be here before you know it, if you would like to help decorate this year stop by the office and let us know. Your help is needed and appreciated.

Pool usage by non-residents- recently I have had several complaints about people who do not live in the park using our pool facilities, if they are relatives have them register with the office like your supposed to do, if they are acquaintances or friends from outside the park please ask them to not use the pool area. That amenity is for the folks in the park only.

New hard landscaping and trees- I hope all of you are enjoying the new landscaping around the park. All the new stones are from the front end when they changed the front entry. Please make sure no visitors (kids or young adults) climb on them for a while. They are secure but I would like gravity to do its job for a while before anyone gets around them. The new palms we planted are from the areas where the new units are going. I couldnt see letting them go to waste.

Spa for the pool area- just wanted to cover this, recently I gave back the collecting of aluminum to the association, we also let the association use the company truck for pick-ups for Super Seconds which you no longer pay for, we also stopped the paying of our employees for setting up the tables and chairs for the Wednesday get together, this does equate to pretty good chunk of money we are putting back into the associations coffers, so that is the parks portion of the Jacuzzi cost, my hope is the board will act quickly and purchase a unit for the pool area, it will help a lot of folks suffering from pain and other ailments that water therapy would help relieve. In addition, we will have our pool service vendor take care of the spa so it will always be healthy everyone.

Lastly, I want to talk about vendors and using licensed people for repairs, renting and sales of the units in Spanish Lakes. Remember you can sell or rent your unit personally but if you use someone else they must be licensed and either a real estate broker for renting or a broker licensed individual in Florida for selling a unit. We created a list of vendors that folks use in the park, some are residents for handyman type jobs, but things like electrical repairs, plumbing, AC repairs, selling your units and renting your units you need to use a licensed person for those types of services in the park. If something were to happen in any of those areas, you would have no legal recourse to protect yourself. Now I know that could be a rare occurrence but as soon as we think it couldnt happen to us it usually does. So make sure you check to see if those folks are licensed to perform tasks in the park. Get a copy of their business license from the county or their Real Estate license or brokers license form the state prior to working with them. Please protect yourselves, if you know someone that is in the park conducting business without the proper licensure let us know and I will make sure we stop unlicensed activities if at all possible.
I hope you all have a wonderful season and enjoy yourself. As usual, if you have any concerns or just want to talk, come by the office, if I am out working just make an appointment with Joan or give me a call and we can set up a time.

Brett Burmann Park Manager

Managers’ report                                                                          September 6, 2016

 

Well, summer is almost over, I can’t believe it went by so fast. Soon you all will be returning to Spanish Lakes and I hope you have a safe trip back to your winter home. We look forward to seeing you. Below are just few things that have been happening here in the park.

We have changed lawn care companies and they begin this week. The new company is Blue Heron Lawn Care. Unfortunately, since the tropical storm caused some damaged it has set them behind so they will start either Wednesday or Thursday, they will mow the park in two days’ verses 1 day so we should get a better job. Please give them a few weeks to get a system down and then if there are any concerns please let me know.

We are beginning to build the new horse shoe courts by the pool area, it should make it easier and more convenient for folks to play. My hope is we will be done by the end of September.

We are also putting in 5 new manufactured homes in the park. One of them will be located on the corner of Sanibel and San Carlos… One will be located where San Carlos and La Costa meet and three will be located where San Carlos and Sierra Vista meet. We will keep you informed when they will be available and what the cost will be.

Let’s talk about weeds and shrub trimming for a minute- I know a lot of you have gotten letters this summer in regards to this heading, you must understand that things grow so fast here in the summer that your yards need to be attended to each and every month. I am debating on whether we will even send out letters next summer at all, we might just trim and pull weeds and bill you if your yard is not taken care of. You MUST have a caretaker who takes care of this feature all summer long when you’re not here without noticing you. It is not the responsibility of the office to notify you if your yard is getting out of hand. It is your task as per your lease to keep your home in good repair and neat all year long.

The week of Sept. 12 through Sept. 16, we will paint the pool deck, so during that week the pool will be closed for about three days. I will post it so everyone in residence knows which days the pool area will be closed.

I would also like to remind everyone that the maintenance staff is very busy and they have a bunch to do so please if you have any maintenance concerns please go to the office and drop off a note and I will have them handle the request. So please let them stay focused on their tasks.

I can’t believe I am saying this already but before you know it Christmas will be here. It is only a short couple of months away. This year I would like to increase the amount of the decorations so any and all volunteers that could help would be greatly appreciated. 

Lastly, my wife and I purchased a unit in Spanish Lakes recently and we will be moving into the park in the coming months, if you would please during the off hours let’s not talk business, unless it’s an emergency, all other business related issues can wait till during the work week. Thank you.

 

Until next time….

Managers’ Report

 

Hello to all the residents, we are still busy here at Spanish Lakes even though most of you are in your northern residents. We hope your enjoying some beautiful weather and when you get a second, bottle some of that up and send it down, it has gotten very hot lately and very humid. The humidity registered 96% yesterday, so it was a little sticky to say the least.

I wanted to cover just a couple of things we have been working on in the park and in the clubhouse. Currently we are getting bids and will begin relining the sewer lines in the park. So for those of you in residence there may be some inconvenience and we will keep you informed as we go. All other infrastructure features are in good shape in the park and we want to make sure they stay that way. Last October when I started here, I was approached with a wish list from both BOD’s at the time and they wanted me to get with the ownership and see if the list could be approved. Then as time and monies/donations permitted we would move forward with those items. I will cover them below; it was a pretty large list:

  • Floors and trip hazards in clubhouse- we now have new flooring in the clubhouse, we painted below the wainscoting and replaced the according doors with raised panel doors.

  • Horseshoe pits by clubhouse- it was approved by ownership and will be done by the fall, it will go on the opposite side of the clubhouse from the Bocce court.

  • Work out room- ownership approved this and the room is allocated and it has some free equipment in the room already, as new and better donations come in the volunteers will trade out the new for the old. My team will clean and maintain the equipment, also if you were to go and look at other parks in our area they all have an area designated for an exercise, we are just getting up to speed with them. Mary Snyder has been kind enough to offer her time to teach and educate residents on the usage of the equipment if they need help. That is a wonderful offering from her and folks should be appreciative of her efforts. I also understand that in the fall the will be an aquatic exercise program offered.

  • Excessive weeds in unit flower beds and pressure washing- I have been pushing very hard on this, we just sent out another 40 or so violation letters to both owners and caretakers, rainy season is here and things are starting to grow very quickly. Please contact your caretaker and make sure your place looks nice all year long. The park employees will start pulling weeds and trimming if we don’t keep flower beds groomed and weed free. In addition to the letters for weed control I am sending out approximately 60 letters in regards to pressure cleaning your units, especially the roofs, some of them are very bad. Please plan on getting your units cleaned in the fall when you return, you do not have to worry about it till you get back but I wanted you to know ahead of time so you could make plans.

  • Drainage ditch in the front of the park- the only issue left now is the approval from the Corp of Engineers, all other licenses and permits are cleared. As soon as we get the final approval work will commence.

  • Recovering the pool table- I had the pool table recovered this week, so that will be ready for play when you return.

  • Speed limits/speeders in the park- this is an ongoing issue; I have added quite a few speed limit signs around the park. They have helped but we still have some speeders. I finally got the FED-EX guys to slow down, I contacted UPS to instruct their drivers to do the same.

  • Landscaping in the flower beds- I think as most of you have seen we have been updating the flower beds in the common areas of the park and will to continue to increase the planting materials in the irrigated portions of the common areas.

  • Bocce Court cover, player seating areas- we will be coming up with something for this within the next year.

  • Jacuzzi for pool area- this is being driven by the association BOD’s, John Snyder is taking lead on this with the help of some volunteers in the park. It would be an above ground unit and the park would have the current pool service maintain the spa. Since we no longer require the association to pay for table and event set ups and turning over the aluminum collection and proceeds to our employees and the residence are taking advantage of that, we consider that the parks portion of the cost of the Jacuzzi.

  • Pool and pool deck- next year we plan on refinishing the pool and pool deck, we will try to coordinate that as best we can but I must live by the contractor’s schedule. So if it interferes with some of your pool enjoyment time I apologize.

All of the above items have been approved by the ownership of the park. So we will continue to improve and expand services and amenities and compete with other local parks so people can enjoy their time here at Spanish Lakes. I also wanted to offer a special thanks to all the residents for the open and upfront support for the updates to the park. It warms my heart to know that I have your support. I know our parent company is very happy with all the attention and improvements our team is doing so we will continue on that track. This is one of the nicest parks in our area and I am proud to be a part of the change and improvements. Lastly, if there is something that you do not like, please feel free to make an appointment with me in my office at any time and I will be happy to discuss it with you. I like things to be upfront and out in the open concerning the park, there is no need to just discuss your concerns amongst yourselves.


Thank you and I look forward to being here for many years.

 

Brett Burmann

Park Manager

 

Manager’s report for April/May 2016

 

Well I am sure a lot of folks have departed and are heading back north for the summer. The park is really looking good for the most part. There are still some yards that need attention but we will get to that. Over the summer I will be going around and looking at homes that need pressure washing and will be contacting them by letter and letting them know. If you are not in residence I will request that you have your unit cleaned and spruced up in the fall. The initial letters you receive will just be reminder letters so you can put it on your list to have it done.

As most of you know we had some wonderful volunteers from the park put down the wood dance floor in the clubhouse recently. I just want to say thank you from me to you for helping, it meant a lot. We are going to put carpet in the clubhouse in the remaining areas, not the kitchen or bathrooms of course but all the peripheral rooms and the leftover portion in the main clubhouse. I know some folks wanted another option but it was so costly to continue with the wood flooring we just couldn’t add that to the budget for the year. I have spent a big chunk of change since I have been here and need to maintain some controls on spending. I think when it is all done folks will like it.

We are repainting the exterior of the clubhouse and hopefully it will be completed by the end of May.

I am putting together a 5-year plan for a preventative maintenance program for the park, so over the next few years we will be doing some other major projects. When I am done with the plan I will advertise it so everyone can take a look. One thing that will get done next year is the pool, it be refinished, that is already in the works for next year.

The new commercial space is off in the future; I do not know what stores are going in there. When it becomes public I will let everyone know. I am sorry for the dust and dirt; it is hard to control everything but we are trying.

This summer we will install new horseshoe courts on the north side of the clubhouse so all activities can be in and around the clubhouse.

I will be doing a lot of landscaping around the clubhouse and around the lake over the summer, so I hope you will like the end result.

We will increase the lighting around the entries to the clubhouse as well.

So lastly, I want to say thank you very much for all the kind words and support I have gotten from a lot of you, I am working hard each day to make things better and work more smoothly and efficiently. If you haven’t noticed I am very involved in the running and procedural aspects of the park and I really do care about how good and comfortable it is to live in Spanish Lakes. It is a great place to live. So please be patient as things get repaired and put back to a good operational level. If you need to reach me at any time just come by the office, if I am out and about just make an appointment and I will meet with you. You can always send me an email at spanishlakesparkmanager@gmail.com

Thank you

Brett 

 

Spanish Lakes Mobile Home Park

1340 North Tamiami Trail, Nokomis Fl. 34275

 

February 12, 2016

 

Dear Residents,

 

Enclosed is some information and requests from the office on information we need in your absence each summer as you depart our wonderful community. Make sure we have all the information we need so we can help the community stay neat and orderly while you’re gone in the summer months and for your return in the fall.

 

  • Summertime Unit Watch and Caretaker- this is probably one of the biggest issues we face in the summer months. You know “out of sight out of mind” is usually how it works. but in fact the residents that live here year round in the past have had to watch some of their neighbor’s yards grow out of control until they returned next fall. This year we are requiring that everyone that leaves for the summer must have a caretaker on file in our office and if not the maintenance staff will take care of your yard and we will bill you for those services.

  • Visitors Card- all visitor’s cards must be filled out completely and turn into the office when you have company for an extended period of time. This is for stays over 2 or three days, if it is for the day I would not need one. Come to the office and get one if you need it.

  • Pressure washing your units- all the units and roofs in the park should be washed one time per year. Please make sure that if your coach is in need of cleaning that you get it done before you leave. If you have not received one yet I will be mailing out letters to the units that need it the most, it will be prior to the end of the season.

  • Owner and renter background checks- all potential new owners and renters will have to go through a comprehensive background check before renting or buying in the park. There are no exceptions.

  • Minimum rental time change- in the past short term rentals were a minimum of 3 months, moving forward the minimum is now 2 months, all other requirements apply, registering at the office, background checks etc.

  • Owner and renter information- please make sure that if you’re up north and any of your personal contact information has changed please turn in that informational change to our office so we can contact you in case of an emergency. If you have a long term or short term renters in place, make sure we have all of their information in the office. It is essential that we are able to contact all concerned if there is an emergency.

  • Maintenance services we offer in the park- if you do not have someone that does weed and shrub control or pressure washing, we do offer that at a competitive rate. So please contact the office if you need any help.

  • Palm tree replacement- we will not be replacing anymore palm trees in the yards of homes. We will be removing some that have any type of disease and they will not be replaced.

  • Mailboxes- mailboxes are the responsibility of the unit owners. They were never supposed to be replaced by the park.

  • Electric pedestals- these are inherent to each unit, if they need to be rebuilt they are the owner’s responsibility. 

  • Driveways- these are also owner’s responsibility to repair or replace.

  • Pet section owners- PLEASE make sure that you are keeping your dogs leashed at all times and in your section. Make sure that you are picking up after your dogs, this means in all areas whether it be in the open field in the front of the park, your back yards or the rear entrance roads. I have found those areas have started to be neglected. Remember this is a privilege the park has extended, let’s not get lazy in our responsibility to all the other owners in the park, it’s not fair to them to have to deal with any of your animal’s waste.

  • RV Storage section- please contacted the main office if you need a spot and to see if we have one. The cost per year is $80.00, approximately $6.50 per month, that is very reasonable.

  • Parking- all vehicles must be parked in the driveway or on the street, they are not allowed to be on the grass or if you front yard is stone or shell it is still considered a grassed area and please do not park there.  On trash day, please try and make sure the roads are left clear for Waste Management, Also, make sure at night please keep the roads as clear as possible so any emergency vehicles can get by, minutes matter when they are responding so be respectful.

  • Front entry changes- enclosed please find a plat map for the new entry to the park. It is quite different so please be careful and take your time entering and leaving the park.

If you need any forms they are always available at the park office. Please make sure when you are returning them to us they are filled out as much as possible.

I do realize this is a long list and lot of information but it needs to be covered and we need to be in compliance so the park continues to look and feel like home. We will be doing some things over the summer months, some will be done while you are still here so I hope you enjoy the upgrades and enhancements to the park. Refer to the list below:

  1. New flooring in the clubhouse

  2. Repainting the exterior of the clubhouse and pool house

  3. Repainting the maintenance shed down by the sewer plant

  4. Repainting the fascia and posts for the shuffleboard court

  5. Planting a wind block hedge along both sides of the shuffleboard courts

  6. Building new horseshoe courts adjacent to the Bocci Courts

  7. Re-landscaping the front entry of the clubhouse

  8. Re-landscaping the front entry of the park after the construction is complete

  9. Moving and finding a new home for the association storage buildings currently in the RV section

  10. Over the summer, work with both BOD’s to come up with a plan for a work out room in the clubhouse

  11. Refinish/repaint the pool deck

  12. We will be building up some spots on the southern portion of the property using dirt and stone.

 

These are just a few, but I think very progressive and ambitious.

I hope all of you have a wonderful rest of the season and a blessed summer.

Sincerely,

 

Brett Burmann

Spanish Lakes Park Manager


Spanish Lakes Mobile Park
1340 N. Tamiami Trail / Nokomis Fl. 34275
Phone : 941-488-1636


December 8, 2015
Dear Owners/Residents,



It is the new policy of the park effective January 1, 2016 to perform a back ground check on all new owners and renters who enter the park. They need to fill out the included form as completely as possible and return it to the clubhouse office with a $50 non-refundable fee prior to moving into the park. We need at least 48 hours to run the report and then we will let the owner know if the approval is granted.

We thank you for your support in this matter, it is just one more step in keeping our park as safe and secure as possible.


Sincerely,

Brett Burmann
Spanish Lakes Park Manager





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